Financial Controller Job in Kenya

Financial Controller


Salary:  Competitive,

Our client is a start-up founded by technology
enthusiasts with more than 30 years of experience in the data center industry
across the world. They have recently received their series B funding and are
looking at expanding their team.

They seek to hire a competent professional Financial
Controller will be tasked with all activities overseeing PAIX’s day-to-day
financial operations, such as integrating finance operations, forecasting, and
budgeting, handling tax matters, analyzing financial reports, and ensuring PAIX
financial stability.

Duties &

Accounting & Control

Overall management of the
accounting records and financial reports ensuring compliance with company,
owner, statutory, and fiscal requirements and timelines

Ensure that the balance sheet is
a fair reflection of the assets and liabilities of the company

Ensure legal and tax compliance
and validity of permits and licenses

Take responsibility for the
safekeeping and updating of all leases and contracts, which may affect the
financial status of the company

Liaise and co-operate with both
internal and external audit, ensuring that an effective program of
internal audit is in place and that corrective action is promptly taken
where required

Develop best practice financial
accounting and control procedures, with continuous review and development
to maximize both impact and efficiency


Implement reporting that
incorporates benchmarking, identification, and measurement of key
performance indicators, and use of the balanced scorecard

Ensure reporting is timely and
accurate, internally consistent, and that reports are conducted each month


Support and advice on financial
and commercial matters to the Finance Manager and to the CFO, including
the interpretation of financial data

Review management information for
the company and make proposals for the Finance Manager and to the CFO for
value-added initiatives

optimizing returns on capital investment

Prepare an annual capital plan
and direct implementation of this plan, ensuring funding and necessary
buying (e.g. Owners) are in place so that the note can be kept at the
highest possible standard

Perform post-investment audits on
major capital investments, communicating results of post-investment
reviews within the management team and ensuring actions are taken to learn
from such results and maximize returns

Ensure compliance with corporate
capital policy, maintaining proper control and recording of project spends


Work with the Finance Manager and
CFO in strategic planning, with particular emphasis on master planning and
“thinking outside the box” to identify value opportunities

Manage the formulation, review,
and approval process for budgeting within the company

Ensure a regular cycle of
forecasting takes place within the operating companies with content and
detail appropriate to the needs of the operation

Provide alerts to HQMT and
Country MDs via regular forecasts, outlook reports, or ad-hoc reporting
concerning positive or negative trends in the business

Work with colleagues, the Finance
Manager, and the CFO to ensure consistency and accuracy of communication
regarding future trends in the business

& Working Capital

Maintain accurate cash flow
forecasts for at least one year ahead, and ensure adequate notice is given
by Country Finance Managers, of any future cash requirements

Ensure full reconciliation of all
bank accounts every week, maintaining the highest standards of control
over all cash and bank balances at all times

Establish robust credit control
and credit management policies with the Finance Manager and the Country
Finance Managers within the guidelines set out by company policy


Benchmark costs against other
data centers, identifying cost reduction opportunities and managing
financial risks of the business


Master’s degree in
accounting/finance or equivalent

Certified CPA
At least 7 years of experience in
accounting, with 2+ years in a similar position with an international

Proven experience in finance

Strong communication and
presentation skills

Excellent interpersonal skills
Sound knowledge of accounting and
control fundamentals

Auditing experience
Compliance oriented
Proficiency in Microsoft Office,
(Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint) and accounting software (experience
with ZohoBooks is a plus)

Excellent analytical and
numerical skills

Sharp time management skills
Strong ethics, with an ability to
manage confidential data

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary
qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title
on the email subject (Financial Controller-IT)
by 22nd January

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